Whitebait Fritters

Whitebait is a Kiwi favourite, and it’s also very keto-friendly if you make the fritters without any flour (like the recipe below). So very good!

low carb whitebait fritters - suitable for keto, paleo, atkins diet


  • 400 g (14 oz) of whitebait
  • 4 eggs
  • 60 ml (2 fluid oz) of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 2 lemons


  1. Rinse the whitebait in water (using a sieve) and blot dry with a paper towel.
  2. Whisk the eggs together, and add the whitebait.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frypan (don’t put all the oil in at once, just use enough to thinly cover the base of the pan and top it up as you go along).
  5. Add spoonfuls of whitebait mixture to the oil, each one the size of a fritter.
  6. low carb whitebait fritters - suitable for keto, paleo, atkins diet

  7. Let the fritters cook on each side for approximately 2-3 minutes until the egg has set and the fritter is golden brown.
  8. Continue making batches until all whitebait has been used.
  9. Put the fritters onto two plates and serve with the lemon juice squeezed over them, and/or with a carb-friendly tartare sauce.
  10. One serving below is equal to half of the fritters.

Nutritional Info:

Calories Carbs Fibre Net Carbs Fat Protein
Whitebait 720 0 0 0 48 72
Eggs 308 0 0 0 22 28
Olive oil 492 0 0 0 54 0
Lemon juice 24 8 0 8 0 0
Total 1,544 8 0 8 124 100
Per serving (1/2) 772 4 0 4 62 50


  1. Hi. I. Hoping I can add your recipe to the CarbManager app. Which is used for calculating nutritional information for people like me who have discovered the Keto diet This recipe is pe felt. Would you consider adding to the recipe: makes for omelettes. The 100g serving is perfect for one omelette as 1 serving. Recipe making 4 servings. So we can eat healthily with others.

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